prima donna

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See also: primadonna and Primadonna

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian prima donna (first lady), from Latin prīma, feminine of prīmus (first) + domina (lady).

Noun[edit]

prima donna (plural prima donnas or primae donnae)

  1. (opera) The principal female singer or the leading lady.
  2. A person who considers himself or herself much more important than others, has high expectations of others and becomes angry when his or her standards or demands are not met.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

prima donna f (plural prime donne)

  1. (music) prima donna